WILMSLOW Golf Club’s Matt Birch has won a top county trophy.

He defeated Wychwood Park’s James Voce in the final of the Handicap Plate at the Cheshire Matchplay Championships that were staged over three busy days at Ringway Golf Club.

Birch, who had ended the hopes of Crewe’s Lewis McNicholas in the semi-finals, emerged with a 3/1 victory.

And to top his day he received his prize off fellow Wilmslow Golf Club member Andrew Henshall, who is the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs president.

Meanwhile, the Vice President’s Challenge Bowl at Alderley Edge was won by Jerry Dixon after a card play-off on 69 with Matt Spiller and Andrew Marshall. Simon Edbury and Nigel Pugh were hot on their heels with 70.

Edge’s women played for the Lady Captain’s prize and Jo Pratt was out on her own with 40 points, six more than Tracy Smith and Wendy Rule.

Plenty of action has taken place at Styal Golf Club.

A seniors white tee stableford was won by Mike McGuigan with 67, three less than Kevin Bocquet, David Murray, Harry Reid and John Parr.

The Aquilla foursomes was won by O Baker and R Jones with 73.5, finishing in front of D and I Lynch 74.0.

The second round of the junior midsummer stableford was led in by Doug Christopher with 21 points from Alfie Anderson, 20, and Henry Molloy-Sherratt, 19.

The Friday frolics event had Hayden Cook in firm control with 19 points, three more than Mike Rance, Richard Brown, Andy Rose and David McKee.

A ladies stableford at Styal was won by Mel Hill with 32 points, taking her home from Helen Billington, 31, and Nancy Chorlton, 27.

A Sunday stableford at Styal was won by David Blackburn with 38 points, one more than Iain Scott and Ash Bakhat.

Styal staged the latest meeting of the Derbyshire and Cheshire Junior League and Reddish Vale’s Harry Darby posted a superb 64 to finish clear of club colleague Luke Parkinson, 67, Jordan Worrall, 68, and Jack Muir, 72.